Laurel Run 8k part of new race series
TRC Foundation is pleased to announce that the Laurel Run 8-Kilometer Run has been chosen as one of the races in a new yearlong racing series.
The Chautauqua Striders Running & Walking Club recently announced the creation of a Runner of the Year Series. The series will be composed of 10 races ranging in distance from 3 miles to 15 kilometers. The series kicks off Saturday, March 13, with the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Dash, a 3-mile run that begins and ends at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. The last race in the series will be the Amy King Memorial 5K on Thanksgiving Weekend in Lakewood.
There will be separate divisions for males and females. Anyone who enters one of the 10 series races automatically is entered into the Runner of the Year Series. Participants will try to accumulate points in the overall competition and in the age-group competition.
For the overall competition, points will be awarded in each race as follows:
Points also can be earned in the following age groups: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older. Points in the age-group competition will be awarded as follows:
For purposes of consistency, a competitor’s age for ALL of the series races will be that person’s age as of December 31, 2010. So, if you’re 39 the day of Laurel Run on July 17 and you’ll be turning 40 later in the year, you’ll be competing in the 35-39 group for Laurel Run awards, but for the Runner of the Year Series you will be competing in the 40-49 group.
For more information about the Runner of the Year Series, visit the Chautauqua Striders web site at www.chautauqua-striders.org. Those interested in running in this weekend’s first series race, the St. Patrick’s Day Dash, can find information about that event on the Chautauqua Striders web site.
Proceeds from Laurel Run support disability awareness and prevention initiatives. Money raised through Laurel Run also is used to enhance employment and work training opportunities for adults with disabilities.
For more information about Laurel Run, call (716) 483-2344.